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Krisjohn
Posted on: July 2nd, 2008, 7:17am Quote Report to Moderator
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Do any of you know where I might be able to get a bike trailer that attaches to the seat-post? Bonus points if it folds up nice and small when not in use.

It's for general stuff, not people or critters.

I can't use the wheel and axle mounted trailers with my little folding bike because the wheels are so small.

TIA.

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rdm
Posted on: July 2nd, 2008, 3:27pm Quote Report to Moderator
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http://traileron.com provide a hitch unit that you can adapt to various trolleys and trailers, but I cannot find any locally available seat-post trailers.

The Traileron hitch, however is only $20USD, and you could fairly easily adapt a low-hitch unit.

I would also recommend talking to Riders' Choice in Leederville, or Pal & Panther in North Perth. RC is where Leece and I got our trailers, and P&P have an extensive range in-store.
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rdm
Posted on: July 2nd, 2008, 10:34pm Quote Report to Moderator
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Ooh!

Found one! The Eco-Trailer! $119 +P&P

http://www.bicyclestore.com.au/Eco-Trailer-pr-23187.html
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Krisjohn
Posted on: July 3rd, 2008, 11:03am Quote Report to Moderator
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Quoted from rdm, posted July 2nd, 2008, 3:27pm at here
http://traileron.com provide a hitch unit that you can adapt to various trolleys and trailers, but I cannot find any locally available seat-post trailers.

The Traileron hitch, however is only $20USD, and you could fairly easily adapt a low-hitch unit.



Oo! I like.  I've got a Zuca trolley I'd love to try and get working with the Traileron.


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leece
Posted on: July 3rd, 2008, 2:37pm Quote Report to Moderator
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Oooh! The Zuca trolley has flashing wheels! *lust*
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Krisjohn
Posted on: October 26th, 2008, 9:48am Quote Report to Moderator
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Tried to order the Traileron a while back and got no reponse (ended up having to contact PayPal to get a refund).

Just went to order the Eco Trailer and postage is $50.

I guess I'll see if anyone local can get one in for me...

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rdm
Posted on: October 27th, 2008, 12:47pm Quote Report to Moderator
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I have found some limited information about the construction of the TrailerOn hitches...

They are made from PVC plumbing pipe, with a wooden plug at each end, each covered by a reflector. The pipe is drilled with a hole of your seatpost's diameter, and is drilled at an angle (so it sits level when on your seat-post). This should have the front bottom edge of the hole 1/2 pipe diameter from the end. Cut/drill a similar notch 2 diameters from the trailing end, to accept the trolly/cart handle.

To fit, you will need heavy-duty rubber o-rings to match the diameter of your seat-post, and another slightly longer one to hold the cart handle.



Also, look at: http://www.ibike.org/economics/trailer.htm and http://www.motherearthnews.com/Do-It-Yourself/1981-07-01/Dime-on-the-Dollar-Bicycle-Trailer.aspx for complete seat-post trailers.

Slightly off-topic, but too cool to ignore: http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2007/06/the_bamboo_bicycle_traile.html

Have fun!
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